Large amount of meth found in Mankato hotel, charges say

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Jul. 1—MANKATO — A man allegedly was caught with nearly 8 ounces of methamphetamine in a Mankato hotel room.

The drugs allegedly were found in a room at the Riverside Suites Hotel rented by Joseph Anthony Meger, 55, following a sting by the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force.

A task force informant on Tuesday bought an ounce of meth for $1,100 outside the hotel from a third party who has not been charged, according to a court complaint. The intermediary reportedly got the drugs from Meger's room.

Agents searched the room later Tuesday and allegedly found 7.9 ounces of meth as well as a scale, baggies and cash from the earlier sale.

Meger was charged with felony drug sales and felony drug possession Wednesday in Blue Earth County District Court.

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